Delhi Police annuls SDM's order banning protests, demonstrations outside Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's house
SDM (Civil Lines) had banned protests outside Delhi CM's residence on Flag Staff Road.
Delhi: A day after the Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) BK Jha issued restricting demonstrations, making of speech by any political party outside Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence, DCP North annulled the order on Thursday.
The DCP said that the SDM did not have the power to ban protests or demonstrations outside the CM's house, as per ANI.
SDM BK Jha had issued an order yesterday under Section 144 of the CrPC restricting protests outside Kejriwal's residence on Flag Staff Road in North Delhi's Civil Line area.
"It has been reported that various political parties and pressure groups may hold protests, demonstrations, dharnas, processions etc on political and others issues in front, near or around the residence of the chief minister, GNCTD (Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi), which may create serious law & order problems...," the SDM's (Civil Lines) had said in his order.
"These protests need to be prohibited in order to "prevent public nuisance, obstruction to traffic and persons, danger to inhuman lives or safety and public property," the order had further stated, as per PTI.
He had also said that in August, there are many festivals such as Independence Day, Raksha Bandhan, Parsi New Year, Janamasthmi and people in general use to visit the CM and officers' residence in festive season.
"Therefore, it is apprehended that any demonstration, protests or dharna etc will create public nuisance and serious law and order problems. It will also cause obstruction to the vehicular traffic movement, danger to human lives and property," the order had said.
(With Agency inputs)